Do you qualify for a First Time Abatement?

What Can the First Time Abatement Do for Me? Are you wondering if you can get those nasty IRS penalties waived? The answer, if you haven’t had any run ins with the IRS recently is…. Yes! The IRS offers an administrative waiver for certain penalties called the First Time Abatement. The basic idea behind the … Continued

When to file an Offer in Compromise

When to file an Offer in Compromise in Maine? In a recent blog post I discussed the reasons why many people should not file an Offer in Compromise. I believe it is part of my job and my commitment to my community to dispel myths advertisers spread. Especially the myth that OICs are a cure … Continued

Hardship Granted with 63k in the Bank

A taxpayer filing for innocent spouse granted relief despite an initial denial and $63,000 dollars in her retirement account. In Van Arsdalen v. Comm’r the US Tax court granted the petitioner relief from her joint tax liabilities. Despite having retirement assets sufficient to pay a large percentage of the liability. The IRS initially denied relief … Continued

IRS Innocent Spouse § 6015 Appeals

That Letter in the Mail So, you read all about Innocent Spouse and other kinds of §6015 relief here or perhaps somewhere else. After all that reading you slowly let yourself hope that you could put an ugly chapter of your life behind you.  After a while of thinking about it, you filed a claim. … Continued

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